The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.   Founded in Illinois more than 30 years ago, MATHCOUNTS provides enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.

The ISPE Foundation sponsors the Illinois State MATHCOUNTS competition. School-based teams composed of four students compete through chapter, state and ultimately the national competitions. Illinois' program is one of the largest in the nation. 

Local MATHCOUNTS competitions are held by ISPE Chapters during the month of February. Winning teams from the chapter-level competitions move on to the Illinois State competition held in March. State winners advance to May National Competition.  

2018 State Competition

Date:  March 3, 2018
Location:  Sheraton Lisle-Naperville
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
(630) 505-1000

Approximate Schedule:
8:30am - 9:30am - Registration 
9:30am - 9:45am - Announcements / Rules Review
9:45am - 12:00pm - Written Competition (Sprint Round, Target Round, Brief Break, Team Round)
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch (Provided for MATHLETES, 1 alternate per TEAM, 1 coach per school)
1:00pm - 1:15pm - Parade of MATHLETES
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Countdown Round - Top 16
2:00pm - 2:20pm - Awards     
2:30pm - Brief National Team meeting

A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton at the group rate of $92.00 per night.  Please call the hotel directly at (630) 505-1000 for reservations.  Indicate you are with the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers / MATHCOUNTS group for the rate.

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Congratulations MATHLETES

Congratulations to all of the MATHLETES who competed at the State Competition March 4, 2017, in Lisle.  The 2017 Illinois National Team will be coached by Mr. Nick Titus of Kennedy Junior High and will include our top 4 individual finishers:

Geoffrey Wu from Kennedy Junior High School
Holden Mui from Kennedy Junior High School
Abhinav Goel from Whitney Young Academic Center
Colin Yao from Kennedy Junior High School

Top 40% of Teams

  1. Kennedy Junior High School
  2. Whitney Young Academic Center
  3. University of Chicago Laboratory School
  4. Quest Academy
  5. Scullen Middle School
  6. Daniel Wright Junior High School
  7. Gordon Gregory Middle School
  8. University High School - Urbana
  9. Skinner West Elementary School
  10. Plum Grove Junior High School
  11. Avery Coonley School
  12. Bednarcik Junior High School
  13. Wilmette Junior High School
  14. Next Generation School
  15. Maple School
  16. Lane Tech College Prep High School
  17. Twin Grove Middle School
  18. Frank C. Whiteley Elementary
  19. Beaubien Elementary School
  20. Clarendon Hills Middle School
  21. Chiddix Junior High School
Top 25 % Individuals
  1. Wu, Geoffrey ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  2. Mui, Holden ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  3. Goel, Abhinav ~ Whitney Young Academic Center
  4. Yao, Colin ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  5. Potham, Ram ~ Aptakisic Junior High School
  6. Ramrajvel, Nathra  ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  7. Klyachman, Michael  ~ Whitney Young Academic Center
  8. Huang, Susan  ~  University of Chicago Laboratory School
  9. Pietraszek, Nicholas  ~  University of Chicago Laboratory School
  10. Merneedi, Sai   ~ Daniel Wright Junior High School
  11. Du, Charlie   ~ Unity Point School
  12. Tang, Freddie   ~ Quest Academy
  13. Zhao, Raymond   ~ Scullen Middle School
  14. Challam, Shriya   ~ Scullen Middle School
  15. Wang, Annie   ~ Whitney Young Academic Center
  16. Calinescu, Adrian   ~ Wilmette Junior High School
  17. Liu, Katie   ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  18. Yan, Jiajun   ~ Whitney Young Academic Center
  19. Huang, Jeffrey   ~ University of Chicago Laboratory School
  20. Lee, Doogy   ~ Quest Academy
  21. Li, Christina   ~ Whitney Young Academic Center
  22. Chen, Alicia   ~ Kennedy Junior High School
  23. Addepalli, Pranav   ~ Gordon Gregory Middle School
  24. Zhao, Helen   ~ Scullen Middle School
  25. Rathi, Praneet   ~ Daniel Wright Junior High School
  26. Zhao, Angela   ~ Northbrook Junior High School
  27. Pu, Peter   ~ University of Chicago Laboratory School
  28. Zhao, Lawrence   ~ Next Generation School
  29. Goel, Arnav   ~ Skinner West Elementary School
  30. Zhao, Kenneth   ~ Gordon Gregory Middle School
  31. Donnini, Zachary   ~ University High School - Urbana
  32. Greenstone, William   ~ University of Chicago Laboratory School
  33. Rebei, Noah   ~ University High School - Urbana
  34. Ji, Albert   ~ Frank C. Whiteley Elementary
  35. Hu, Alice   ~ Wilmette Junior High School
  36. Chung, Stella   ~ Plum Grove Junior High School
  37. Dai, Howard   ~ Maple School
  38. Speich, Kodai   ~ Thurgood Marshall Middle School
  39. Abney-McPeek, Fiona   ~ University of Chicago Laboratory School
  40. Lewis, Emily   ~ Mt. Zion Junior High School
  41. Jin, Alex   ~ Hinsdale Middle School
  42. Prakash, Akul   ~ Bednarcik Junior High School
  43. Ahmed, Umair   ~ Lane Tech College Prep High School
  44. Chen, Delicia   ~ Dunlap Middle School
  45. Kim, James   ~ Twin Grove Middle School
  46. Liu, Andrew   ~ Daniel Wright Junior High School
  47. Jiang, Zhiwei   ~ Plum Grove Junior High School
  48. Ahmed, Ibrahim   ~ Avery Coonley School
  49. Kong, Edward   ~ University High School - Urbana
  50. Zheng, Angelina   ~ Plum Grove Junior High School
  51. Reddy, Apurva   ~ Gordon Gregory Middle School
  52. Tobin, Andrew   ~ Walter R. Sundling Junior High School
  53. Kim, Eddie   ~ Maple School
  54. Baca, Ethan   ~ Skinner West Elementary School
  55. Budd, Christine   ~ All Saints Catholic Academy
  56. Gupta, Rachna   ~ Quest Academy
  57. Kommalapati, Ved   ~ Chiddix Junior High School
  58. Marinov, Zachary   ~ Avery Coonley School
  59. Tang, Andy   ~ Next Generation School
  60. Zhang, Jimmy   ~ Barrington Middle School Prairie
  61. Cue, Ryan   ~ Herget Middle School
  62. George, Zachary   ~ Barrington Middle School Prairie

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